Monday, October 06, 2014

{Our Time in PEI} ~ Anne of Green Gables Chocolates

I told Mr. Husband that I was doing a blog post
on the store that is in Avonlea Village.
Oh you are going to write about a tourist trap?
He quipped.
Well... let's just say we were both excited to 
get some special food things there for our
friends and family... :)

There is also a store in downtown Charlottetown... 
Yes, Anne is 'big business' there but if you think
about all the things published today
and in the last years for kids,
I would myself be mighty glad that 
Lucy Maud Montgomery books are still well loved!
And that there are places that are trying
to preserve the past and promote it.
There is no century I guess that is what we want it to be,
at least from my perspective
as in with beauty, modesty, Christ-loving, peaceful
but should we not at least appreciate the beauty 
that is still to be found and the times where it was
harder in many ways,
out houses, older equipment for laundry, dishes,
farming was a real man's job and not at all easy
(not that it is today but you know what I mean,
horse and buggy verses tractors etc).
I don't find these things (stores) to be a totally bad thing...

I love Matthew and his quiet love of Anne.

A red fizzy drink, much to some people's dismay ;)

I did not buy the hot chocolate, 
knowing I would be in Ottawa shortly there after
and could get camino chocolate there...
and when I am not using that, Fry's cocoa... 

Anne and Diana dolls :)

Cute, eh?
They had really great jams, chocolates and other food 
all made in PEI, so it was a special treat that
we passed on to many :)


Heather LeFebvre said...

I don't remember that village! We were there about 17 years ago. Do you think this village was built afterward? Maybe when the bridge went up more things started popping up? I wonder if the island is a lot more built up these days...

Lisa said...

Oh, boy - chocolates! mmm

elizabeth said...

Heather ~ yes, it is fairly new.

Lisa ~ the chocolate fudge we shared this past week with family was esp. good! :)

karen said...

Oh how I wish I was there. Each time you do a post I remember that I want to go. I need to write a list of places I'd like to be! Lovely photos, and thank you for my free trip :)

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

That village looks wonderful; I am sure I would have been sorely tempted to spend more than I should!

Martha said...

We have "The Anne of Green Gables cookbook" and it has a recipe for Diana's raspberry cordial. It's not fizzy. I like the packaging, I bet they sell a lot of those fizzy drinks! The whole town looks so charming, all the quaint shops...

GretchenJoanna said...

That sounds like great fun - I'm glad you didn't pass up the opportunity to share it with us ;-)
There are tourist traps that pull us in for good reason: because of all the sweet bait!

Sara said...

Well, as tourist traps go, this one looks quite charming!

Apseed I said...

Just finished watching the tv series of "Anne of Greene Gables". Wonderful film!
And now I also want to visit that place.
Thank you for your photos!